Thursday, April 20, 2017

Missing by Kelley Armstrong

by Kelley Armstrong

Find out more about this book and author:
Cafe Press

Just released: April 18, 2017
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, YA
Hardback: 384 pages
Rating: 4

First sentence(s):
Reeve's End is the kind of town every kid can't wait to escape. Each summer, a dozen kids leave and at least a quarter never come back. I don't blame them--I'll do the same in another year. We thought it was just something that happened in towns like ours.

We were wrong.

The only thing Winter Crane likes about Reeve's End is that soon she'll leave it. Like her best friend did. Like her sister did. Like most of the teens born in town have done. There's nothing for them there but abandoned mines and empty futures. They're better off taking a chance elsewhere.

What Winter will miss is the woods. Her only refuge. At least it was. Until the day she found Lennon left for dead, bleeding in a tree.

But now Lennon is gone too. And he has Winter questioning what she once thought was true. What if nobody left at all? What if they're all missing?

My two-bits:

Felt this to be a slow burning mystery. But, the search for the missing held my attention.

The story covers the themes of the haves/have nots and romance of rich boy/poor girl.

Got me thinking of small town communities.


* review copy courtesy of tour

* part of Cloak & Dagger Challenge (here)


  1. OMG does this sound good!! Adding this to my tbr :D

    Speaking as a small rural town resident ... shit happens (ahem): "Beware the endless fields of desiccated corn, dryly whispering their lament, crackling and bending towards the lone car that dares to breach their solitude - an affront to the natural order of things. Unless you care to join them. See there! Scarcely visible, blinded as you are by the sinking rays of the blood-red sun, ... is that a scarecrow you spy as you fly past in your mechanical chariot? Or did the corn claim another sentinel? Are there soon to be TWO?"

    The BF lives way out in the middle of nowhere, all fields & woods, etc and on extra creepy/foggy nights I tell him if there's NOT zombies afoot, it sure LOOKS like there should be ;D

  2. One of these days I will get around to reading one of her suspenses. This sounds great.


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